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antenatal care

antenatal care

Medical surveillance and review performed during pregnancy for the early detection of possible complications of pregnancy, especially pre-eclamptic toxaemia (see PRE-ECLAMPSIA) and uterine and fetal abnormalities. Antenatal care includes general examination, abdominal examination, vaginal examination, regular tests to monitor the progress of the pregnancy, ultrasound scanning, checks of weight gain, blood checks, tests of HORMONES and ENZYMES to assess the efficiency of the PLACENTA, and frequent tests of the blood pressure and urine. See also ANTENATAL SCREENING.
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In the second step, we selected doctors from different designations providing antenatal care to female patients in selected 5 hospitals.
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In keeping with the literature, and reflecting the findings of SA case-controlled studies of preterm neonates born before arrival in KwaZulu-Natal Province [12] and Johannesburg, [13] compared with mothers of inborn infants, fewer of our mothers of outborn infants received antenatal care.
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WHO's new antenatal care model increases the number of contacts a pregnant woman has with health providers throughout her pregnancy from four to eight.
Given that the most common patient-related AVF was the commencement of antenatal care after 20 weeks' gestation, enhancement of the health help-seeking behaviour of women of childbearing age is needed in SA.
WHO antenatal care randomized trial: manual for the implementation of the new model.
In exploring the history and practice of antenatal care, this article uses both positivist and feminist research perspectives to demonstrate the benefits and issues facing this service.
Conclusion: It is very important to increase antenatal care utilization in the study area and similar areas.